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Shangri-la Chords
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From: Harlan L Thompson 

SHANGRI-LA - The Kinks

(opening riff: pluck Am 5 4 3 4 2 4 3 4  twice)

  Am               G         E7   Am
Now that you've found your paradise
   Am          C       G     E7
This is your kingdom to command
         Am   C          G          E7
You can go outside and polish your car
    Am          C            E7     Am  (opening riff)
Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-La

 Am             G          E7       Am
Here is your reward for working so hard
  Am            C          G       E7
Gone are the lavatories in the backyard
  Am           C              G            E7
Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car
      Am          C            E7     Am   A
You just want to sit in your Shangri-La

 D                        Dmaj7
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
         D7                      G         G/F#      Em
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
                 C            C/B            Am  Am/G
You're in your place and you know where you are
          F     F/E  Dm  Dm/C
In your Shangri-La
 D                 Dmaj7
Sit back in your old rockin' chair
     D7                  G          G/F#  Em
You need not worry you need not care
                 C   C/B  Am
You can't go anywhere
         F A         F A         Bb F     C   A
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahh

       D            Dmaj7
The little man who gets the train
         D7              G          G/F#  Em
Got a mortgage hanging over his head
                C              C/B  Am Am/G
But he's too scared to complain
              F            F/E  Dm Dm/C
Cos he's conditioned that way
 D                   Dmaj7
Time goes by and he pays off his debts
       D7              G   G/F#  Em
Got a T.V. set and a radio
             C             C/B  Am
For seven shillings a week
        F A         F A         Bb  F     C
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh
        F A         F A         Bb  F     C
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh

Bb F C   Bb F C  Bb F Dm

 Dm            Dm/C        Dm/B              Dm/Bb
And all the houses in the street have got a name
 Dm            Dm/C        Dm/B                 Dm/Bb
Cos all the houses in the street they look the same
  A                             D                 Dm
Same chimney pots, same little cars, same window panes
 Dm            Dm/C              Dm/B                 Dm/Bb
The neighbors call to tell you things that you should know
 Dm             Dm/C                  Dm/B              Dm/Bb
They say their lines they drink their tea and then they go
 A                          D             Dm
They tell your business in another Shangri-La
 Dm                    Dm/C             Dm/B            Dm/Bb
The gas bills and the water rates and payments on the car
 Dm             Dm/C             Dm/B         Dm/Bb
Too scared to think about how insecure you are
 A                            D
Life ain't so happy in your little Shangri-La
         G        C        F  Bb  G C F Bb G C F Bb G C F Bb... G C F A 
Shangri-La la la la la la la...

 D                        Dmaj7
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
           D7                     G         G/F#      Em
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
                 C             C/B           Am
You're in your place and you know where you are
          F     F/E  Dm  Dm/C
In your Shangri-La
  D               Dmaj7
Sit back in your old rockin' chair
      D7                 G          G/F#  Em
You need not worry you need not care
                C     C/B  Am
You can't go anywhere
        F A         F A          Bb  F    C    A
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh
        F A         F A          Bb  F     C
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh



Note: For verses that begin with Am, pick in B 4 3 2 style, once for each 
chord.  For verses that begin with D, pick in  B 3 1&2 3 style.  All 
other parts, including "Shangri-La" lines, strum.
(from that greatest of Kinks albums, Arthur, 1969)
(sent by Harlan at [email protected])       




 
 
Kinks - Shangri-la Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Shangri-la tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Shangri-la Chords:

The Kinks were an English pop/rock group formed in 1963, and categorised as a British Invasion band, along with the other members of the so-called Big Four (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who). Despite being less commercially successful than these three contemporaries, mostly because of a four-year ban from the United States in the mid-to-late 1960s, the Kinks are cited among them as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time and have 12 top 40 hits in America.[1]

The band's early hard-driving singles set a standard in the mid-1960s for rock and roll, while albums such as Face to Face,[2] Something Else, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur and Muswell Hillbillies are highly regarded by fans, critics, and peers, and are considered amongst the most influential recordings of the era.[3]

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